Breaking the Cycle


Stacy Segebarth

Stacy is the Co-Founder, Visionary, and Executive Director (just a fancy name for Chief Volunteer) at Out of the Ashes. She has worked in the International non-profit sector for more than a decade. Stacy’s non-profit career started after she spent nearly two months in Kazakhstan while adopting her third daughter.

She saw the lack of simple care and hopelessness. She came home knowing she had to try to change the world. It was on that trip that she came to know Jesus in a profound way. That experience transformed her way of thinking and paved the way for her to live a life of service to others.

Out of the Ashes was started after visiting Ethiopia on a mission trip in 2012. Stacy was overwhelmed by what she had seen and envisioned a program that would provide people with the skills they needed to overcome poverty, protect themselves from injustice, and live lives full of opportunity. She is passionate about being a voice for the voiceless and bringing hope to the hopeless.

She and her husband Brad are business owners in Lebanon, MO where they live with their four daughters and two grandsons. She is also known as “Mama Stacy” to many more children around the globe. Stacy is also active in community service and serves on various boards. In her free time, she can be found at the gym or traveling.


Lauren Mitchell

After stepping away from her teaching position out of obedience to God’s call on her life, Lauren joined OA as our Finance Coordinator in November 2018. She and her husband live in Lebanon, MO with their three children, Tripp, Paxton, and Abigail. They currently sponsor and look forward to being able to travel to Ethiopia with OA in the future!

Lauren has a heart for service and ministry. She is excited for what God has planned for her family to build His Kingdom on Earth! Isaiah 58:6-7


Lori Anderson-Printy

From the start of Out of The Ashes, Lori has served as Board President, Medical Missions Leader, and Sponsor. Lori first traveled to Ethiopia with OA founders, Stacy and Brad Segebarth in January 2013. Since then she has focused her efforts on developing a medical missions program which supports the OA students as well as the community of Korah, Ethiopia. As Board President, Lori meets regularly with our Ethiopian partners on issues related to budgeting, operations, student development, and medical care.

Lori lives in Ohio where she owns a healthcare company. She is the founder of the White Coat Brigade, a medical mission, which is the centerpiece of her company’s corporate social responsibility. Lori’s other nonprofit service includes board positions with Medwish International and A Special Wish Foundation.

Lori is the mother of six children, including three daughters who were adopted internationally. She is inspired by her beautiful, resilient daughters and God’s calling to look after orphans. James 1:27.


Hirchie Schaffner

Hirchie Schaffner started in Ministry at age 19 after a life-changing encounter with the Person of Jesus. Hirchie served as the Pastor and Founder of The Gathering Place Ministry Center for 14 years. God also granted him the opportunity to minister in various regions throughout the United States, including Navajo and Apache Reservations.

Hirchie has had the privilege to share the Love of God in England, Wales, Australia, Mexico, and Ethiopia. He has served on the board of OA since its inception. Along with his wife, Sara, has a deep passion for Ethiopia, especially for those from Korah.

Hirchie and Sara have been married since 1998. They have four wonderful kids, Yohannes, Emma, Evan, and Annalise


Richard Hobbs, Jr.

As a retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel and former Restaurant owner, Dick has spent the last five years working directly with OA on both Summer and Winter Mission Trips. He and his wife, Yolanda, have sponsored six children in our Program. His experience with small business development and ownership bring a business focus to our Board. He has served on several charitable Boards and continues to serve in leadership roles in his home church in Sun City, AZ.


Brad Segebarth

Brad is the Co-Founder. He serves on the board at Out of the Ashes. He is the husband of Stacy, father to four amazing daughters, and “Grandpa” to two boys. In his spare time, He enjoys hunting, playing tennis, and pickleball.

Brad has decades of experience as a nationally recognized entrepreneur. He has successfully built several businesses. He strategically consults growing businesses to help them flourish at the next level.

Currently, Brad is the Co-Owner/Chief Operating Officer of Lebanon Auto Transport. He serves on the Board of Directors of Stockmen Bank of Colorado. He also owns several small businesses.

He came to know Jesus in a profound way at age 40. That has changed the direction of his life. Brad believes through the Gospel of Christ, education, leadership, and wisdom, Korah will move forward as a community. He is determined to make a difference and encourage others to work toward a brighter future for the children of Korah.


Murad Salia

Murad Salia was raised in the village of Korah by a poor family. They lacked many basic necessities and often felt there was no hope for change. He and four of his friends caught a vision to give children in Korah the opportunity for a quality education with which to change their lives.

They didn’t want them to feel hopeless as they did throughout their childhood. God blessed this vision. Through partnership with American ministries, they have been able to see their dreams come to life through many children in Korah.

Most are no longer living in Ethiopia, but the work goes on through organizations like Out of Ashes. Murad is blessed to still be a part of it. He is now living in Columbus Ohio with his wife and three beautiful children.

Sheldon Rose MD

Dr. Sheldon Rose

Sheldon was born in Kingston, Jamaica to a family with lots of love and compassion but, went without many simple pleasures. He knew as a young boy that he would grow up to help people that struggled like he and his family once did. In 1991 he came to the US to attend College at Grambling State University in Grambling, LA where he graduated with a BS in Biology. This catapulted his education to include attending Medical school in Grand Cayman as well as Mt. Sinai Hospital and Medical Center where he learned his passion for Emergency Ultrasound during his fellowship. In 2010, he was accepted into the first Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the esteemed University Hospitals Case Medical Center (now known as, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center). Upon graduating in 2013, Sheldon joined the Out of the Ashes to fulfill a promise he made to himself as a young man; to help, heal, and teach those with little to no opportunities to provide for themselves.
Sheldon joined the Board of Directors in 2019 and has travelled to Ethiopia several times to provide life- saving medicines and to bring smiles to everyone he encounters! He looks forward to continuing his role on the Board of Directors and to continue to travel across the world to share what he can with those in need.

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Education Breeds Confidence

Confidence breeds Hope.
Hope breeds Peace.

It is impossible to imagine all of the differences your sponsorship will make in a child’s life.

Education Breeds Confidence

Confidence breeds Hope.
Hope breeds Peace.

It is impossible to imagine all of the differences your sponsorship will make in a child’s life.


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